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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Natasha Howard scores 22, Seattle Storm beat Mercury 82-70

Natasha Howard scored 11 of her 22 points in the first quarter and the Seattle Storm got off to a strong start en route to an 82-70 win over the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

WNBA suspends Brittney Griner 3 games for fight; 4 others punished

The WNBA has suspended Mercury center Brittney Griner three games for her role in a fight in the Dallas-Phoenix game Saturday that resulted in six players getting ejected. The league …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

DeWanna Bonner, Brittney Griner lead Mercury over Storm

DeWanna Bonner and Brittney Griner each scored 20 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat Seattle 69-67 on Sunday, handing the Storm their first home loss of the season.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 7:07 p.m.

Natasha Howard, Jewel Loyd lift defending champ Seattle Storm past Mercury 77-68

Natasha Howard had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Jewell Loyd added 17 points and the Seattle Storm opened defensive of their WNBA title with a 77-68 win over the Phoenix …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Sue Bird’s big 4th quarter leads Seattle Storm past Phoenix Mercury 94-84

Sue Bird scored 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Storm advanced to the WNBA finals for the third time in franchise history rallying for …


Seattle Storm forced to fifth game by Brittney Griner, Mercury

Brittney Griner scored with 14.1 seconds to play then prevented Breanna Stewart from getting a shot off before the buzzer as the Phoenix Mercury rallied from a 17-point deficit to …


Mercury beat Storm 86-66, cutting WNBA semis deficit to 2-1

DeWanna Bonner had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Phoenix Mercury scored the first 14 points of the fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 86-66 in the WNBA …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart push Seattle Storm past Phoenix Mercury 91-87 in overtime

Sue Bird scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:03 left in overtime and two clinching free throws with 2.1 seconds left, to help the Seattle Storm recover from …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

WNBA capsules: Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd power Seattle Storm victory over Mercury in series opener

League MVP Breanna Stewart scored 19 of her 28 points in the first half, Jewell Loyd added 23 – including Seattle’s final seven points – and the Storm held on …


Old friends Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird meet as Storm faces Mercury

Considering their long history together in the WNBA, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi and Seattle’s Sue Bird have rarely clashed in the postseason. Eight total games across more than 14 seasons of …


Jewell Loyd’s 29 points lead Storm by Mercury 102-91

Jewell Loyd scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, Natasha Howard had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 102-91. Loyd and Howard …


Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi suspended by WNBA for seventh technical foul

The WNBA has suspended Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi one game without pay after she received her seventh technical foul of the season.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Former Lewis and Clark standout Briann January heats up career with Phoenix Mercury

This year has been atypical for Briann January, but that’s been a big positive for the Lewis and Clark product.


Mercury beat Storm 87-82 in Seattle’s WNBA season opener

Brittney Griner had 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold on for an 87-82 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday night.


Diana Taurasi reaches 1,000 career 3s, Mercury win WNBA opener

Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half and became the first WNBA player with 1,000 career 3-pointers, helping the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings …


Britney Griner’s double-double helps Mercury past Storm 79-69

Britney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury advance to the second round of the playoffs with a 79-69 victory over the Seattle Storm. Phoenix …


Seattle Storm hits 10 3s in 98-89 win over Phoenix Mercury

Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd scored 20 points apiece, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Saturday night in their first game since Gary Kloppenburg took over …


Griner has 9th career dunk, helps Mercury top Storm 85-82

Brittney Griner had her ninth career dunk and matched Diana Taurasi with 25 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 85-82. Griner has three more dunks than …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Mercury’s Diana Taurasi adds to resume with WNBA scoring mark

With that one basket Sunday, Diana Taurasi became the WNBA’s all-time scoring leader, adding another highlight to an already sterling resume while boosting her case as the greatest player in …


Diana Taurasi helps Mercury defeat Liberty, advance to WNBA semifinals

Diana Taurasi tends to play her best when the most is on the line.


In Brief: Brittney Griner leads Phoenix Mercury past Seattle Storm 86-62

Brittney Griner scored 21 points and Penny Taylor had eight in her final regular-season home game to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the visiting Seattle Storm 86-62.


WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts

The WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before and during games.


Jewell Loyd powers Seattle Storm to victory

On a night Jewell Loyd shared the court with four Team USA Olympians and a handful of players with more than two dozen WNBA All-Star appearances, the second-year Storm guard …


Mercury defeat Storm again

PHOENIX – Brittney Griner scored 26 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat Seattle 70-60 on Sunday for their second victory over the Storm in three days. Griner had 14 straight …


Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson suspended record 7 games each by WNBA

WNBA stars Brittney Griner (pictured, left) and Glory Johnson (right) were suspended seven games each Friday for their domestic violence arrest last month – the league’s longest ban in its …


Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won’t be easy. Especially if …


Candice DuPree, Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi lead Mercury rout of Sky

PHOENIX – Brittney Griner swatted away just about everything within reach in the first quarter, setting the stage for a Phoenix rout. Griner set a playoff record with eight blocked …


Rejuvenated Sky challenge Mercury in WNBA Finals

PHOENIX – Glance at the regular-season records and the Phoenix Mercury would seem to be a shoe-in to win the WNBA Finals over the Chicago Sky. Not so fast.


WNBA finals on line

The season-long rivalry between the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury comes down to one final game. The teams meet tonight ( 7 p.m., NBA-TV) with the winner earning a berth …


Mercury’s Brondello, Griner honored

Sandy Brondello guided the Phoenix Mercury to the best record in WNBA history and Brittney Griner’s defense was a big reason why. Both were honored by the league Friday, with …